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Published:February 7th, 2013 11:31 EST

Chris Christie's Weight Problem A Personal Problem And National Disgrace

By Robert Paul Reyes

"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie responded angrily on Wednesday to a former White House physician`s comment that he could die in office if he does not lose weight, calling the doctor a  `hack` for offering advice without examining him.


Connie Mariano, a doctor in the White House medical unit from 1992 to 2001, said in an interview on CNN that Christie, a blunt-spoken Republican who is seen as a strong contender if he decides to run for president in 2016, risks a heart attack or a stroke if he does not slim down."


You don`t need to be a rocket scientist, the Surgeon General or a former White House physician to discern that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is so morbidly obese that he could die of a heart attack at any moment.

Thank goodness Dr. Mariano has the boldness to speak truth to power; instead of getting his panties in a twist Christie should thank the good doctor for her stern warning.

Christie responded to Dr. Mariano`s warning with this bloviating statement:

"I find it fascinating that a doctor in Arizona, who has never met me, never examined me, never reviewed my medical history or records, knows nothing about my family history, and could make a diagnosis from 2,400 miles away. She must be a genius. My children saw that. "

Dr. Mariano may or may not be a genius, but she realizes that a man who must weigh at least 400 pounds is in dire danger of a heart attack or a stroke.

I`m glad that Christie`s children heard Dr. Mariano`s warning, maybe they will get on their dad to lose a couple of hundred pounds.

My advice for Governor Christie:

2016 is four years away, if you are serious about running for president you have four years to lose some damn weight. Nobody in his right mind would vote for a Republican candidate who bears a striking resemblance to the GOP elephant logo.

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